Thumbs Up Foods is a family owned, independent Canadian company based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The family's roots are from Tanzania, East Africa.
The company started in 1996 in the basement of a home with only two people running the operation. The business grew at a steady pace and moved to its first commercial location in April of 1998. In March 2006, the company received an opportunity to acquire and construct a 6,000 square foot facility to meet the growing demand for their products. However, the facility on its own could not provide the higher production capacity.
Therefore, the addition of new, more efficient equipment was necessary. The companyís new roti machine is now capable of producing 4000 pieces per hour and the samosa machine is capable of producing 11,000 pieces per hour.
Following the above changes, Thumbs Up Foods Inc. has now expanded the supply of its products to five star hotels, catering companies, local stores, golf courses and deliís across Western Canada directly, as well as through local distributors. Exports to the US have also become an integral part of the business.
Thumbs Up Foods Inc. manufactures Gourmet Ethnic Indian style specialty foods. The products are made to high quality standards using only the finest and freshest ingredients available. The company has blended the traditional "hand made" technique with a modern process, which they believe enhances the quality of their products, as well as increases shelf life without adding any artificial preservatives. All recipes are prepared under strict controlled conditions guaranteeing a superb and consistent product for the health conscious consumer. Thumbs Up Foods Inc. guarantees that all of their products are free from artificial flavours, colours, and preservatives as well as trans fat free.